We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this truly unique project, working along side The Landing School in restoring a classic 1966 Hinckley to her former glory. Offshore Spars will be supplying a new Carbon Fiber mast, a rod standing rigging package, and an aluminum boom. The new taller mast was designed by a team of students at the school and Offshore Spars will supply in house engineering to compliment their work. In addition to the spar design Offshore will work with the students to coordinate the deck layout and ensure this modern carbon rig perfectly compliments this classic yacht.
Quote from the owner, Haven Ladd
After I sold my 1966 Cal 40, I was looking for a boat with which to trans-Atlantic with my young children. Little did I know when I began the search that I would find the perfect boat in Texas, and that it would be a 1966 Hinckley, Hull #1 of their classic 48 footer. I had the boat trucked from Rockport, Texas (where it would have been lost to hurricane Harvey had it remained there) to Seabrook, just south of Houston. The folks there stabilized the hull and packaged things up for the long trip to Maine. There, students at The Landing School, a marine technology school that offers an Associate Degree program specializing in the design, construction, and systems of boats, are restoring the boat to its former glory. In the spring of 2017, students in the Design program designed a new, taller, carbon rig for the boat which is being built at Offshore Spars. Over the winter and spring 2018, students in the Marine Systems program will be installing all new systems and putting the boat back together for launch in the spring of 2018. By then, Halcyon will be a brand new, 52-year old Hinckley ready to take on the North Atlantic or idle day sails in Penobscot Bay, Maine.